Holly Academy News & Views

November 13 2020

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Running a school in a pandemic has proven to be challenging, yet so rewarding! Our school community has been amazing with erring on the side of safety when it comes to health and safety. We are especially grateful to our substitute teachers who have braved this new COVID environment to support our Huskies! We have all heard of the statewide and national teacher shortage and substitute teacher shortage. In a "normal" year it is difficult to find substitutes, this year has proven to be especially challenging. We owe a debt of gratitude to Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Bunka, Mrs. Nabozny, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Vetter, and Mrs. Harris. You are essential members of our pack and we are honored to work alongside you! Power of the Pack!

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Reminder

School dismisses at 3:15pm. All students must be picked up by 3:45pm.

Healthy Huskies

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Probable Case: A contact of a probable or confirmed case, or epidemiologically linked to a cluster with at least one confirmed case.

Confirmed Case: A person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection, irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms.

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Parent-Teacher conferences are just around the corner. They are scheduled for Monday, November 23rd, and Tuesday, November 24th. While conference times will remain the same, they will look different this year. Conferences will take place via Zoom. Parents will be sent a link by their student’s homeroom teacher to schedule a time to meet with teachers and staff using Calendly. Conferences will be 10 minutes each.


Monday, November 23rd: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 24th: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Be on the lookout for specifics from your Husky’s homeroom teacher next week!

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Elementary HVA students have transitioned to Google Classroom. Virtual students must submit their work through Google Classroom. All assignments are expected to be uploaded through Google Classroom. Teachers will not accept work that is emailed to the teacher.


In addition to the Google Classroom, teachers in the building are videoing their lessons and posting them in Google Classroom. We are asking our HVA families for their patience when looking for videos as they are being recorded while teachers are teaching in person and may be posted at any time during the day. Students should not be completing work prior to watching the instructional videos.


Young 5’s through 2nd grade HVA families,

If you are receiving paper copies for your student to complete, they must be returned each week. It is incredibly important that our teachers are able to enter grades to make sure our families have the most current grade information.

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Open Board Position

Holly Academy has an open Board seat on the Board of Directors. We are looking for a community member or parent who is interested in the value of education and would like to promote Holly Academy within the local area. If interested, please contact Holly Academy at 248-634-5554 or email Dave Cruickshank, Board President, at David.cruickshank.jr@gmail.com, or Julie Kildee, Director, at kildeej@hollyacademy.org.

November 18, 2020 Board Meeting

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Fish Lake Road Closure

Fish Lake Road will be closed south of Grange Hall Road starting November 9-23. Please seek an alternate route.

Holly Food Distribution

Families may pick up seven days worth of meals every Wednesday at Holly High School from 3:30-5:30pm. Please pull around to the back parking lot for pick-up.
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Winner of the raffle

Congratulations to Tammy Svenkesen who is the winner of last week's raffle! It pays to read the newsletter!
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Holly Academy Education Foundation is hosting its Fall Fundraiser. The online raffle will end on December 15th. HAEF raises funds for immediate and long term educational purposes through endowment grant distributions. Please buy your raffle tickets today and help support this event.
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Camp Invention

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Nov. 18 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm - in the auditorium
  • Nov. 20 - PTO dress down day - $1.00
  • Nov. 23 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences - 1:00-4:30pm & 5:30-8:00pm
  • Nov. 24 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences - 1:00-4:30pm
  • Nov. 25 - Half day of school, dismiss at 11:30am
  • Nov. 26 - Happy Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 27 - No school
  • Dec. 3 - Virtual PTO meeting at 8:15am
  • Dec. 9 - Virtual Coffee & Conversation at 8:15am
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December Pizza Order Form

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Copies of pizza and milk forms were sent home today by homeroom teachers. Extra copies are also available in the office.

December Milk Form

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December Pizza slingers

The PTO is looking for 3 volunteers twice a week to sling pizza. Please sign up on the link below:

December Pizza Slingers

Congratulations

Thank you for reading our newsletter! Please email info@hollyacademy.org with your name and phone number to be entered in a raffle for a $5.00 gift certificate to Dairy Queen.
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